Talking Tom and Friends
|Talking Tom and Friends|
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Talking Tom and Friends
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Talking Tom and Friends is the flagship franchise of multinational entertainment company Outfit7 Limited. As of July 2014 there are six characters (Talking Tom, Talking Angela, Talking Ginger, Talking Ben, Talking Pierre, and Talking Hank) and 14 apps within the Talking Tom and Friends umbrella brand.
- 1 The characters
- 2 User-made content
- 3 Media
- 4 Animated Series
- 5 Awards
- 6 Licensing and merchandising
- 7 Talking Tom and Friends apps
- 8 See also
- 9 References
Talking Tom is a fully animated interactive 3D character that users can tickle, poke and play with in the apps. Users can also get Tom to repeat what they say. The original Talking Tom Cat app was launched in July 2010 for iOS, closely followed by Talking Tom 2 in 2011.
The My Talking Tom app was launched in November 2013. This interactive app sees users raise their very own Tom from a kitten to a fully-grown tomcat, caring for him and customizing his fur, clothes and home. My Talking Tom had over 11 million downloads and was the top games app in 135 countries worldwide within 10 days of its launch.
Talking Tom also appears in other apps in the Talking Tom and Friends series: Tom Loves Angela, Talking Tom & Ben News, Tom’s Love Letters, Talking Friends Superstar, and Talking Tom for Messenger. He is also a guest in I Want To Be Big, Talking Santa and Talking Pierre the Parrot.
In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, he is voiced by Colin Hanks.
Talking Angela is the feline girlfriend of Talking Tom in the series. She is a stylish kitty with a love of travel and singing; Angela’s chart-topping YouTube music videos have racked up millions of views.
The Talking Angela chatbot app was released in December 2014 for iOS and in January 2013 for Android. There also is a "My Talking Angela" app. Just like "My Talking Tom" you raise your very own Angela cat from a kitten to a full grown cat. Unlike "My Talking Tom", My Talking Angela is more realistic. Talking Angela has also appeared in other apps in Outfit7’s flagship entertainment franchise: Tom’s Love Letters, Angela’s Valentine, Tom Loves Angela, Talking Friends Superstar, and Talking Friends Cartoon. Angela also appears as a guest in I Want To Be Big and Tom’s Messenger.
In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, she is voiced by Lisa Schwartz.
Talking Ginger is a mischievous, fun-loving anthropomorphic kitten and the nephew of Talking Tom. Talking Ginger made his debut in December 2011 in the Talking Santa Meets Ginger app. His own app, Talking Ginger, was released in August 2012. Fun and educational, the app has been described as making the process of going to bed and brushing teeth "a fun adventure for the whole family."  Talking Ginger has also appeared in other Talking Tom and Friends apps: Ginger’s Birthday, Talking Friends Cartoons, Talking Friends Superstar, and I Want To Be Big. Talking Ginger also makes appearances in the Talking Santa, Talking Santa meets Ginger and Tom Loves Angela apps.
In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, he is voiced by Maria Bamford.
The Talking Ben the Dog app was launched in April 2011 on iOS. This 3D canine character with a love of science has also appeared in the Talking Tom & Ben News and Talking Friends Cartoons apps. He has also made guest appearances in Talking Santa, Talking Tom Cat 2,and Tom’s Messenger.
In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, he is voiced by James Adomian.
Talking Pierre is an anthropomorphic parrot with a love of all things musical. Pierre made his debut in the Talking Pierre the Parrot app in December 2011 on iOS. He has also made appearances in the Talking Friends Cartoons and Talking Santa apps.
Talking Hank is a dog with a love of TV with a fiery passion. He is Tom's roommate and fan and Ginger's role model. Hank's name translation in France is Honk and he saw every sitcom made from years 1986 to 1994. He appeared in Talking Tom's new reality TV show Christmas audition video.
In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, he is voiced by Tom Kenny.
Fans of Talking Tom and Friends use the integrated social media functions in the apps to create and share their videos on social media sites. User-made videos range from Talking Tom singing Lady Gaga and dancing Gangnam style, to Benjamin Netanyahu's recorded message.
The Talking Tom and Friends brand has expanded beyond second screen entertainment in the years since its launch in 2010. There is now branded merchandise, YouTube music videos, an animated web series and a 3D animated series.
Talking Tom and Talking Angela’s music video for their single "You Get Me", created in cooperation with Walt Disney Records/Hollywood Records, has received over 220 million views on YouTube as of July 2015. Talking Angela has also recorded her first solo song called ‘That’s Falling in Love’.
Outfit7 Limited launched a 52-webisode animated series called Talking Friends in 2015, based on the antics of Talking Tom and Friends. As of July 2014, the series has received over 300 million views YouTube. Tom is voiced by Colin Hanks, Ben is voiced by James Adomian, Hank is voiced by Tom Kenny, Angela is voiced by Lisa Schwartz and Ginger is voiced by Maria Bamford.
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|0||The Audition||December 23, 2014||Tom records an audition video to get his own reality show.|
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|1||Untalking Tom||April 30, 2015||It's the annual So You Think You Can App app contest and Tom and Ben are excited. When Tom tries out the "Anti-Theft App" he loses his voice. His friends try to cure him with The Internet Doctor, and soup.||Brian Stack|
|2||Assertive App||May 7, 2015||When Tom, Ben and Hank get their demo video of the Tom and Angela's Sing Like a Pro app get interruptted by a leaf blower and jackhammer, they hatch a plan to make an "assertive app" that gives people commands.|
|3||Future Tron||May 21, 2015||Ben makes the "Future Tron 6000" app for him and Tom to look like what would happen in the future. But their times in the future are ruined.|
|4||Friendly Customer Service||June 4, 2015||Tom programs "Gilbert", a friendly customer service robot. When Tom and Ben can't leave Gilbert to go to "The Amazing Headache", Gilbert suddenly then goes on a rampage of their garage band studio.|
|5||Magnetic Ben||June 18, 2015||It's the annual Kentossy Derby, and the horseshoes are flying. Ben doesn't really know how to play, so he goes to a university and learns to control his magnetic powers after being exposed to electromagnetic radiation.|
|6||Angela's Scarf||July 2, 2015||It's the annual Scarf Spectacular Runway Neck-tacular and Angela loses. What she does is make an app about scarves.|
|7||Ben's High Score||July 16, 2015||Ben and Hank have a "Flappy Talking Tom" showdown, having their team name as "The Barrage in the Garrage". Ben gets mad over the game and tries to win.|
|8||Strategic Hot Mess||July 30, 2015||When Angela throws a tantrum at her singing sensation, she becomes Internet-famous- but not for her singing.|
|9||Man on the Moon||August 13, 2015||It's the annual best friends camping trip for the gang. Hank plays "Guess That Song", Ginger finds dinosaur bones, Angela has a romantic moment with Tom, and Ben talks on the Internet with The Ultramoon.|
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|1||Stop Copying Me||February 5, 2015||Tom copies everything that Hank does.|
|2||Anti-social||February 19, 2015||Tom's friends are being anti-social.|
|3||Ben The Comedian||March 19, 2015||Ben tries to be a comedian but the audience is laughing at his fails.|
|4||Super Vacuum||April 2, 2015||While Hank has to look after Ginger, Ginger eats a sandwich.|
|5||Good Morning Tom||April 16, 2015||Hank wakes Tom up from a dream.|
|6||There's an App for That||September 3, 2015||Tom and Ben make the best plans for an app.
The My Talking Tom app won the award for "Best iPad Game: Kids, Education & Family" at the 2014 Tabby Awards, the global competition for the best tablet app.
My Talking Tom was also voted the 2014 Tabby Award Users’ Choice favorite in two categories, "Best iPad Game: Kids, Education & Family" and "Best Android Game: Puzzle, Cards & Family".
The Talking Tom and Talking Ben Talk Back plush toys won the Best Girls Licensed Toy award at the Australian Toy Association Awards in 2012.
Licensing and merchandising
Talking Tom and Friends launched a range of interactive toys called Superstar in 2012. The plush toys talk and interact with multiple Talking Tom and Friends apps, as well as with each other, using an advanced voice recognition system.
Talking Tom and Friends apps